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Florida Power & Lights Crews Heading Home After Sandy

They'll come across the Florida border on Tuesday



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    The FPL Hurricane Sandy travel team leaves for home at the PSE&G staging site in Paramus, New Jersey on Monday.

    Florida Power & Light’s Hurricane Sandy relief workers are coming home.

    The utility company said its relief crews, totaling more than 1,000 people, packed up their gear and headed south on Monday.

    FPL employees and contractors spent the past two weeks helping 11 utilities from Virginia to New Jersey to restore power after Sandy, which came ashore in southern New Jersey as a strong post-tropical cyclone on Monday, Oct. 29.

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    The FPL employees have spent most of their time assisting utilities in New Jersey and helping to restore power to about 50,000 homes and businesses there, the company said in a statement Monday.

    The returning crews are spending the night in Fayetteville, North Carolina before continuing across the Florida border on Tuesday. About 125 FPL workers will remain working in the Northeast, the company said.

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